We were on the Amazon for the first time today. Appropriately enough for our final day, the weather held fine with clear blue skies and only a little rain. It was great to see Belem from another perspective but, more than anything, to feel this great river beneath us and look out to the far bank. Some views are, indeed, timeless.
We pack this very minute for Sao Paulo, our silver bird takes to the air at two in the morning. It will be dark but maybe this shot will brighten the night, as it will our memories of this place.
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You made it! On the last day. You finally made it onto the river, you felt it beneath you. Yes, timeless. Such enormity, such power. Waves, shadows, light. Yes, this one can brighten the night of all who see it. I'm so happy you made it out there at last.
It has to be a special feeling, almost one of those...tick, done that,...sort of things. And the memories will last,,,,
Beautiful calming and warm shot
It looks amazing. And that's a wonderfully eloquent tribute. I'm sure I will never travel on the Amazon, so I'm glad you've done it for those of us who won't.
I'm so glad you managed a trip on the river - for yourselves and for the rest of us who can now enjoy it vicariously! A lovely shot into the sun and with a sense of the scale of it all.
The river is HUGE!
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